[clug] Mounting an SD card

Brad Hards bhards at bigpond.net.au
Wed May 28 21:27:31 EST 2003

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On Wed, 28 May 2003 21:14 pm, Geoff Smith wrote:
> I just bought a Canon IXUS II digital camera, which seems to be as yet
> unsupported in linux, at least it's not a USB mass storage device. So,
> no dramas, I have a USB SD card reader that does work as a mass storage
> device. When I plug it in, it shows up no worries in /var/log/messages.
It should tell you what the SCSI device is. Can you post an extract?

> Where I'm striking problems is actually mounting the SD card. The reader
> is a 6-in-1 type (CF/Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, SD/MMC). I'm
> pretty confident that the SD port is /dev/sda. However, when I tried to
> mount it, I get this message:
> [root at gcalaptop root]# mount /dev/sda /mnt/camera
> /dev/sda: Input/output error
> mount: you must specify the filesystem type
As Tomasz said, try fat or vfat.

> So my question has become, what is the filesystem type? I checked in
> windows, and it seemed to think it was a RAW filesystem. Does that make
> sense to anyone? On another laptop that has a built in SD card reader
> (also running windows xp pro), it simply said the card wasn't formatted.
fdisk /dev/sda, and print out the partition table?

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